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passengers and ready to go. after a push away from the gate, the crew is done. all that's left is a taxi to the runway, and take off. each ramp services team turns around six planes a day per shift and while speed is certainly a factor, the airline says safety is their number one priority. joe? >> remember, you can follow what's going on in "the situation room" on twitter. just tweet @wolfblitzer. i'm joe johns in the situation room. the news continues next on cnn. you're in the cnn newsroom. in tonight for don lemon. on television he was the man that everybody loved to hate. j.r. ewing on the hit series "there's a." larry hagman has died in a texas hospital. he 81 years old.
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he was battling cancer for several years. investigators trying to figure out the source of a gas explosion that damaged more than 40 buildings in springfield, massachusetts. a wwwlp camera captured the moment of blast. they had evacuated some residents after receiving reports of a gas smell. emergency at the u.s. state department. fire trucks raced to the department headquarters in washington shortly before noon. a flash fire as it's described in the duct work of the building forced everyone to evacuate and sent three people to hospital one in serious condition. construction workers were among the few people in the building because of the holiday weekend. 38 days now before the fiscal cliff. lawmakers return to work monday trying to cut a deal. if congress and president obama fail to reach an agreement massive tax cuts and spending cuts automatically kick in january 1.
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anti-tax crusader slamming chambliss. he broke with norquist no tax break pledge. he cares more about his country than the pledge. there were signs truce between israel and hamas is taking hold this weekend. palestinian sources say israel has eased restriction on gaza fishermen allowing them to go up to six miles from shore. the fishermen were restricted to three miles into the mediterranean. palestinian farmers resumed tending land. hamas official say egyptian and israeli officials are expected to meet monday to discuss details of that cease-fire. to egypt now where what's happening makes well, the arab spring look like it never ended. we remember the crowds of demonstrators, protesters, a regime bent on consolidating and preserving its power. that was then. this is the scene right now. demonstrators are back spending
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the night in tahrir square. president mohamed morsi announced sweeping new powers for himself. ordering egyptian court not to overturn any decree or law issued since he took office. as the crowds gather there's a growing unease over what could happen next. >> reporter: demonstrations continue against egyptian president mohamed morrissey not the big numbers that we saw on friday but certainly still a lot of people out here, lots of food stands, about 30 tents, which is an indication that many of these protesters want to be here for a while. it's not clear how long they will day here. when you talk to them they seem determined to speak out against mr. morsi's controversial decrees. >> the beginning avenue era for a tyrant. >> he's saying that nobody can revise what i say. he's actually throwing the new system out of the scene. >> reporter: big developments in meeting rooms and news
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conferences on saturday where factions posed to mr. morsi made moves to put pressure on the president. of course a number of his decrees seem to weaken the judiciary. the judiciary answered back on saturday by calling for a nationwide judge's strike. also the supreme judicial council on saturday made a statement declaring his decrease an attack on the independence of the judiciary. opposing factions also called for a 1 million man protest and sit in on tuesday. what this mr. morsi's muslim brotherhood group do? they call for a 1 million man protest too on tuesday. some critical days ahead for this country. in this country the hollywood walk of fame is decorated with flowers honoring larry hagman. it is a tribute to the legendary film and television actor who tied yesterday at a hospital in, of course, dallas.
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>> reporter: that's right. larry hagman had a long and storied career in hollywood. dating back to the' 50s but he's best remembered for two roles. first as major anthony nelson where he standard opposite barbara eden in "i dream of jeannie" and his role in "there's a" that featured him as the iconic villain. but the who shot j.r. episode was one of the most watched tv episodes. the show got a second life on tnt debuting in june of this year. hagman was filming episodes for the second season shortly before his death. the second season is set to air in january. and while there are reports that he shot at least six episodes, no word on how writers plan to address the sad news of his passing. as dallas co-stars have been reacting via twitter and facebook with lynn gentleman
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grey, he was a wonderful dear bigger than life friend and barbara eden remembering his big laughs and smile. the current cast released this statement saying larry hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performances as j.r. ewing will endure as one of the most indeliible in entertainment history. he truly loved important training this globally recognized character and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace. fans remembered his legacy. >> everything seemed to be going so well and it was exciting he had an opportunity to just sort of reinvigorate his career and, you know, the new show seemed to be doing well and everyone was just excited to see all of those characters that they had loved for so long back on the show. it was pretty amazing that they all agreed to come back and do that together. i'm not sure how it's going network without him.
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>> the recent revival of "dallas," those episodes great stuff. better than ever. i can't believe he was 81 playing that role. so if anyone has a chance to tune in, i guess the season was just renewed. >> reporter: hagman revealed last year he had cancer. while he didn't talk specifics he referred to it as a common and treatable form. the actor leaves behind a wife, son, daughter, and a long memorable career. we are getting new insight tonight into what happened in the hours following the death of osama bin laden. details on the pentagon emails that reveal how the u.s. military handled that burial at sea of the world's most wanted terrorist. americans believe they should be in charge of their own future.
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the pakistani taliban claiming responsibility for a bombing that killed seven people and wounded 18 others today. that blast targeted a shi'ite holy procession. three children were among the victims. the taliban said they will continue to target shi'ite muslims. 31 people were killed wednesday in multiple bomb attacks targeting shi'ites. we're learning new information about the super secret burial of osama bin laden. and what happened in the hours after u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s sormd his compound inside pakistan. brian todd has new pentagon emails with a glimpse of how the military handled bin laden's burial. >> reporter: tense and secretive transmissions as the aircraft carrier waits for the body of osama bin laden. it's may 2nd, 2011. the al qaeda leader has just been killed by navy s.e.a.l.s. in emails two admirals used code
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words to describe bin laden. the commander said fedex delivered the package. both trucks are safely en route. temp males heavily redacted have been released by the defense department. a few days earlier that strike group commander had asked another officer do i need any special religious certificate remonth niall preparations. after bin laden's burial at sea an admiral describes the scene. traditional procedures were followed. his body was washed and placed in a white sheet. the body was placed in a weighted bag. a military officer read prepared religious remarks which were translated in to arabic by a native speaker. after the words were complete the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, where upon the deceased's body slid into the sea. according to the emails there aren't many witnesses. in response to the question any sailors watched the burial the heading of one e-mail says
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burial no sailors watched and another says only a small group of the leadership was informed. less than as to total. another indication of the skrecy of that part of the mission, an e-mail from the top admiral to general mullen. the paucity of documentary evidence in our possession is a reflection of the emphasis. the deputy commander of the fleet tells the commander of the carrier group, thank you for what you did for your country today. brian todd, cnn, washington. it is a push to let the small mom and pop stores in on the holiday shopping rush but for many businesses along the northeast coast, even small business saturday might not be enough to help them rebound from superstorm sandy. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making.
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. today is small business saturday when shoppers across the nation are encouraged to support locally owned stores mom and pop operations that help communities thrive. it's sandwiched between black friday and then you got cyber monday. american express founded small business saturday three years ago to help smaller stores get exposure on this the busiest shopping weekends the year. in the wake of superstorm sandy,
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those many small businesses that were damaged are desperate for any help. >> reporter: right before superstorm sandy the streets were quiet outside liberty industrial gas and welding. >> that's less than ten minutes. >> reporter: this is night fall as the waters begin to rise. >> to this point i think it's gone. >> reporter: an industrial park in red hook, brooklyn, sandwiched between two bodies of water. >> this is the gwanus canal and liberty is right here. we really had quite a surge because of the gowanus. >> reporter: this very hard for you personally. i can see it in your eyes. >> yeah. we're devastated. it's been a devastating process
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and there needs to be a little bit more help. >> reporter: do you feel forgotten >> a little bit. yeah. this was once our really nice showroom. >> reporter: 80% of her inventory gone. >> essentially we have moved everything into our stock room so we can work from the sidewalk. so now this is where we are functioning our store from. we have one functioning computer. one printer. and we have people coming in from the roll down door. >> reporter: before sandy you didn't have any debt. now? >> now we're probably looking at $700,000 to $800,000 of debt. >> reporter: what kind of help have you got enfrom the government? >> nothing from the government. >> reporter: ashley found government loans with 6% interest. her bank did better with a line of credit at just over 3%. >> we had chop saws, and boxed items that -- >> reporter: there go the lights again. the challenge of doing business these days even the generators
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feel. things are so bad here in red hook that this business right next door to ashley's is literally drying invoices like is with a hair dryer. what toes this business mean to you? >> everything. it's my life. >> reporter: ashley's employees watched her group, working alongside her father. if this business went under -- >> i would go under too. >> reporter: now it's up to her to save their jobs. >> there's so much history here. the community, our customers. i mean we really do have -- we have a great business here and i think we can make it again. >> reporter: despite this is optimistic she will have her business up and running by this spring. her business is down 30% since superstorm sandy and expects this will cost her somewhere between $700,000 and $800,000, money she's getting in the form of a line of a credit from her bank because at this point she
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hasn't been able to find any government loans that are affordable enough for her right now and she's representative of so many other small businesses out there really, really struggling in the wake of sandy. poppy harlow, cnn, new york. >> very difficult time. president obama meanwhile went christmas shopping today. the president and his daughters shopped at an independent book store in arlington, virginia. the obamas of course were participating in small business saturday by visiting a locally owned store. the white house says that the president bought 15 children's books to be given to family and friends. well if you're keeping count 38 face now to prevent the fiscal cliff. lawmakers return to work monday. they will be trying cut a deal. if congress and president obama fail to reach a deal an avalanche of tack hikes and spending cuts automatically kick in january 1. president obama and the democrats are pushing for tax cuts for wealthy americans as part of the deal. house speaker john boehner and republicans want bigger cuts in
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government spending. thanksgiving gave lawmakers a quick break from the fiscal cliff conundrum. now it's time to hunker down and get back to business. >> reporter: after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday -- >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: -- congressional leaders expressed optimism to reaching a deal. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. to talk about america's fiscal problem. >> we have a corner stones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to fine common ground. among the big sticking points how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it's not yet clear when lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week a final deal could still be a long way off.
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>> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline so i would be pleasantly surprised to see it, a deal emerge earlier than the end the year but we'll see. as the fiscal cliff gets closer a few republicans are breaking an anti-tax pledge that they signed with the conservative group called americans for tax reform. the group's leader grover norquist is slamming georgia senator saxby chambliss. chambliss says he cares more for his country than the pledge. he says norquist will work against his re-election because of that broken pledge. they are not glued to their smartphones. not yet. baby boomers are becoming more social media savvy. we'll show you how. medicarerx sn from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar
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a short while ago in the control room they looked up and saw a remarkable image coming out of south fork. which if you were a fan of the "dallas" television show you will remember it will.
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it was on friday that larry hagman passed away. we want to reach out to bud gillette. he is there on the ranch. bud you look great. the lights look terrific behind you. we were wondering, what have people been doing? >> reporter: they have been dropping by with flowers out at the main gate. there's a visitor center over here where people had their picture made with a full screen likeness if you will of larry hagman. there's books there. people are offering condolences. they all want to walk through and see the area here at the mansion at south fork where he lived and mythically lived or at least worked. larry hagman worked here during the filming both the first season and then in the rebooted seasons on cable beginning this last year. >> you know, as you point out ate television show and first and foremost but it had a significant impact on the image of dallas. certainly brought it into the living rooms and television
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homes of so many across the country. what was the impact on the show on the town itself, the city? >> reporter: well it's ironic mr. hagman would die so close to the anniversary of the kennedy assassination. because after that dallas was labelled a city that hates for a decade, almost 15 years. two things changed that. one was there's a cowboys football team. the other was the "dallas" tv series. this changed people's mind. this changed dallas's image. i talked to people from the congo because they said they had to come to north texas they couldn't go home without getting pictures made here at south fork to prove the people back home they had been to south fork. i talked to a lady here who grew up in puerto rico. she and her husband watched it growing up. it's had an effect worldwide. >> you remember the original series, don't you? >> reporter: right. yes. i remember where i was the night who shot j.r. episode, for instance. >> that's right. >> reporter: the mgm grand hotel
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fire and we stopped everything to say oh, it was mary crosby. >> that's the kind of impact the show had. many people now in the age of cable television how the audience is split up. we forget the impact that this television series had. and larry hagman being the man that everybody loved to hate but that specifically who shot j.r. was a pinnacle moment not just in ratings but set up the whole notion of a cliffhanger to end a series. >> absolutely. you know, hagman was born here in texas and he said that his j.r. character was a composite of the good old boys that he met growing up. so it was authentic in that sense. >> how do they look at larry hagman, with fondness? >> reporter: oh, absolutely. everybody loved to hate j. r. you know, it's kind of like big time wrestling. you love the villains and he was certainly the iconic villain no matter what you said to him he
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always had a big smile and as he was putting, you know, the sword in somebody's rib he would smile and say have a nice day. that's what people remember the good old boy and bigger than life character that he brought to the series. >> the new series they still use south fork and still film there. >> reporter: absolutely. the first episode -- i'm sorry the first season on the original turns v series was shot here and then from then on lie exteriors were shot. there's studios in the dallas area that they use and they come out to south fork and it's all a texas production now and it's very important for the people of dallas particularly the city of dallas both in terms of revenue and in image to have dallas back
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on the big international stage. >> well, thank you very much. joining us there from the iconic south fork ranch which is is in announce with larry hagman who passed away. thanks again for being with us. coming up, at half past the hour now let's take a look at the headlines. in egypt judges are calling for a nationwide strike over a perceived power grab by the president. crowds of young people protest in cairo, top association of judges want every judge to walk off the job. they are angry because of a decree giving mohamed morsi unchecked power. they call the decree an unprecedented attack. an irish newspaper editor resigned after publishing topless photographs of kate. kate is sun bathing with prince
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william on vacation in a private home. a french magazine first published the photos. a shootout in alabama left a deputy sheriff dead and another in critical condition. deputy scott ward was killed yesterday when the deputies responded to a family dispute in a mobile home. the gunman was also killed during that confrontation. superstorm sandy has cost new jersey more than $29 billion in damage and that number could easily rise. governor chris christie's office said the final total will only be known taking into account next summer's tourism season. governor cuomo will ask the federal government for $30 billion to help with his state's recovery. investigators in the west bank are getting ready to open the tomb of yasser arafat. it will be exhumed on tuesday.
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it will be the last time to confirm poisoning as a cause of death. >> reporter: the main investigator for the palestinian authority announced the way that this investigation is going to be happening. what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia as well as switzerland are going to open yasser araf arafat's grave. this will have big certificate remonth niall character. there's a religious ceremony. a military ceremony. and the same is happening when he is laid to rest again. the whole thing they say is all going to happen in one day so it won't take very long. what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual investigation of the sample is going to take. all of the samples are separately going to be taken to rue sharks france and switzerland to the labs there to be analyzed and it's unclear how long this analysis is going to
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take. however, if it does come to light that yasser arafat was poisoned with a radioactive substance that will cause massive emotional reactions here and already the investigation is a very emotional one for the investigators and for the palestinians as the lead investigator said in his press conference. >> translator: the 27th of november will be one of the most difficult days of my life because of many personal, national and symbolic considerations. but i consider it a painful necessity. this is a necessity to reach the truth in the death of president yasser arafat. >> reporter: the radioactive substance was already used in assassination attempts in the past. if you think back several years to the case of a former soviet kgb spy where many believed the russian secret service was behind that. this is something that is certainly out there. in a operate investigation has already shown on items that belonged to yasser arafat there
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were increased levels of radioactive substances. the palestinian authority say it's convinced that israel is behind the death of yasser arafat. israel denies this and in most cases says it won't comment on these allegations. however if it does come to light that yasser arafat was indeed poisoned that will lead to a gigantic investigation to then find out who did it. cyber monday follows the lead of black friday by getting a jump on the start of the action. and your looking for the hottest new tech gadgets this holiday season? we got you covered. speak being of tech gadgets, smartphones and social networks just aren't for the young. in fact the young at heart those baby boomers are embracing the technology with open arms but with a little caution as well. what makes them so apprehensive?
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>> reporter: like a lot of people barbara is constantly using her phone. >> wouldn't say that my iphone is velcroed to my hip but pretty much. i keep it at my bedside. >> reporter: she represent as growing segment of smartphone adapters, baby boomers but not explosive growth as you see with younger users. today fewer than four in ten boomers have a smartphone and that's only expected to inch up in the next few years. similarly when it comes to social networks silicon valley may need a different marketing strategy to better appeal to this ageing demographic. while barbara logs on to facebook and twitter she does not post photos or reveal much information about herself. >> i don't share a ton of stuff about my personal life because it doesn't occur to me to do that. >> reporter: isn't that boomers are shunning social networks but they have yet to fully embrace it. experts say this. >> checking in at restaurants or
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doing other kinds of typical mobile and social behaviors they are not going to be that excited about doing that. >> reporter: emarketer a leading authority recently did a study on boomers. it found that 57% of them have used social networks. not bad. but those who do are unlikely to use regularly. also privacy is a much bigger concern for boomers than for younger people. >> at this point they are tipping their toes in the water? >> yes that's right. i think of it comparing it to rock and roll the baby boom generation embraced rock and roll, they were aware of and listened occasionally to hip-hop. >> reporter: at 61 barbara is still putting in a full week in her san francisco of. she's an executive coach for women helping them achieve goals in the workplace. she says sometimes her older clients feel overwhelmed with the new technology. >> there are people who were not adept at it, not interested in
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it, who feel intimidated by people running around with 75 apps on their phone that they say make their life worth living and someone my age says i think you're crazy. >> reporter: barbara is not one of them. she unders the appeal and love the device. but admits convincing her peer sass harder sell. dan simon, cnn, san francisco. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪
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cyber monday deals are not just for monday any more. many websites posted online deals before black friday. spending on cyber monday may reach $1.5 billion this year. hi-tech toys are big this holiday season but actually finding them that can be a different matter. we report on ways to track down those popular presents without wasting your time. >> reporter: just like their parents many kids want tech toys this holiday season. whether it's a tablet designed just for them or something that interacts with a device that they already have. >> you download the furby app and open up different things in it. >> reporter: with the same toys topping lots of wish lists they can be tough snag. >> both of the tablets and furby will drive parents crazy.
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the purple teal and furby are difficult colors to get your hand on. >> reporter: tech makes the chase easier. the search no longer entails going store to store. >> i'm a big fan of sticking in the name of the toy, googling it and then i find ama son, toys "r" us, target, walmart everyone will come up. i can choose by price. >> reporter: similarly the red laser app let's users see which stores have certain items in stock and at what price. in stores scan bar codes to compare costs across retailers. toys "r" us revamped its app for the holidays and users can search for a toy at nearby stores and arrange for a pick upfrom their smartphone. if mom or dad spots that toys on target shelves while a little one is along they can scan a bar code. >> actress jessica alba will
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actress jessica alba is filming a sequel to her hit movie "sin city." she answered your questions about motherhood, movies and diapers. >> i'm yjessica alba and i'm answering your questions. what do you consider to be more of a dream job, acmom or a hollywood actress? >> hi, nicole. acmom is the dreamiest job in the entire world. there's nobody more beautiful, more kissable, more huggable, more amazing than my kids. >> what made you want to start the honest company and have you always been so health conscious. >> well, william, honest.com is actually household and family
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personal care products. household products. and baby diapers and wipes. it is tough to navigate through all of the products, especially when you're putting together a home, a safe home for your baby, a new baby that's coming into this world. you're like oh, my goodness i'm responsible for this precious little thing and i want to make sure they have the healthiest and safest environment anticipate as i was doing research and my friends we found that there were lots of toxic chemicals in tons of products. i just thought what are the essentials that i run out of every day that i know i need. literally what would make my life easier. so that's where i sort of came up with this business and i always have been pretty health conscious and into wellness and i've always tried to do things naturally, so yeah. it's kind of just fits into my
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lifestyle. you can watch all the ireports right here on cnn every saturday at 7:00 eastern. new documentary is coming out about the 2004 indonesian tsunami and it's not just hollywood actors taking part. we'll show you how the directors included some of the tsunami survivors. and don't forget wherever you go, we go too. take us, please. you can watch cnn live on your computer while you're at work or even at your -- even on your smartphone. head to cnn.com/tv. i don't spend money on gasoline.
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december 26th will mark the eighth anniversary of the indonesian tsunami that killed more than -- this number always staggers me -- 230,000 people in 14 countries. actress naomi watts had an emotional reunion with a tsunami survivor, the one she plays in a movie. its london premiere helped raise money for disaster survivors.
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here's neil curry with more. >> reporter: the impossible" combines drama and disaster to such effect it's left preview audiences with strong recollections of the disaster. >> i'm scared, too. >> reporter: naomi watts and ewan mcing gregor play a couple whose holiday in thailand rips them apart when the wave sweps them away from their three sons. >> swept everyone away. in fact, thomas and -- >> a film about the tsunami is that -- why would you do that? then when i read the script i was left in no doubt it was a proper and sfregs of what we are as human beings. you see -- there's hope in it when you see how selfless people were and how amazing the brave people were. >> reporter: scenes recreating the powerful flood were filmed
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on location in spain, presenting challenges for both director and his actors. watts was helped on set by the survivor she plays in the film. the two women were reunited on the red carpet in london. >> i feel like we've been through some things, haven't we? >> yeah, we've been through a tsunami together, through tsunami of generosity and trust. >> it's a story that we can all connect with, the need to survive and who we want to survive for and why. >> i wanted to do this story because of the many, many people who can't tell the story. it's why i feel i should be there for them. >> reporter: teenager actor tom hollands swaps the stage for silver screen as the billy elliot actor makes his movie debut as a spectacular performance of a 12-year-old boy trying to save his mother. >> you're looking for your family. >> reporter: some critics have questioned whether it's right to make money from such a tragedy and have lamented the focus on
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the plight of western tourists rather than local victims of the tsunami. the filmmakers pointed to the employment of tsunami survivors in the production and fund-raising events such as monday's premiere as examples of their sensitivity to the situation. >> we never found a problem with the film who were there, survivors, families. we always were encouraged to work on the film and now that the film is finished and we had shown the film to some people who were there and people who lost loved ones in thailand, they are so grateful of having this opportunity of remembering what happened and remembering, of course, the tragedy. >> reporter: neil curry, cnn, london. >> powerful film. moving on, what's the first thing when you think of, oh, say, when i say fall? if you say a big old pile of leaves, you are probably thinking the same thing these guys are. you don't want to miss this video. na fall in love,
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>> it is entitled "the world's biggest pile of leaves." ed video shows friends from utah jumping from the rooftop into a 17-foot heap. apparently nobody got hurt and lots of people have enjoyed watching the fun. the video has had more than 2 million views on youtube. the south korean rapper psy has just invested the bieb. ♪ i can't imagine you haven't seen this, but his viral sensation gangnam style has overcome justin bieber's "baby" as the most watched youtube video. it reached 805 million views
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today. word stream says gangnam style is watched 4,000 times every minute. the video should reach a billion views by, oh, december. well, with all the recipe swatching going on this thanksgiving time, here is one that will surely make it into the hall of fame. turkey stuffed wing twinkies. here's jeanne moos with the deb debut. >> reporter: what do you get when you combine a turkey with a bunch of twinkies? you're not kidding/. >> i'm not kidding. i'm serious. >> reporter: your mother fed you twinkies in a turkey. >> in a turkey. it tastes good. >> reporter: now, it's not what you think. caterer butch mali's mom didn't shove whole twinkies up a turkey. that would be animal molestation. but because butch and his brother didn't like turkey and did like twinkies, their mom concocted what we're calling tur-twinkie. >> made us eat the turkey. >> reporter: here's the recipe.
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decream your twinkies. >> mm-hmm, creamy filling. >> had we break down the twinkies, we reserve the cream, rub the turkey with that. >> reporter: thus creating a twinkie-glaze. then it becomes stuffing. for this pan, they added twen twinkies. >> it's not fully twinkie. that would be too sweet. >> reporter: stuff and grill the bird. it took place at kennedy's restaurant on 57th street. time for the tur-twinkie taste test. >> it's very good, but i don't taste any twinkie. >> reporter: what about the twinkie-glazed skin. >> caramelizes so nice. >> reporter: again, delicious but hard to detect the twinkie. it's a lot more subtle than delicacies like -- >> deep-fried twinkies! >> i remember putting hot dogs inside of